publication date: Sep. 19, 2014

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Tweardy named Head of Internal Medicine At MD Anderson Cancer Center

was named division head of internal medicine of MD Anderson Cancer Center effective Dec. 1.

Tweardy comes from Baylor College of Medicine, where he is professor of medicine and section chief of infectious diseases.

He also has joint appointments as professor in molecular and cellular biology, and biochemistry and molecular biology. He recognized for his work in inflammation and apoptosis, particularly cytokine signaling and STAT protein structure and function.

Following three years at The Wistar Institute, he joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh in 1987 as assistant professor of medicine with a joint appointment in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry. He was promoted to associate professor in 1993. From 1997 to 1999, he served as interim chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases. From 2006 to 2007, Tweardy served as Deputy Chair of Medicine at Baylor, and In 2007 he was named medicine chair ad interim, a role he performed until 2008.

Tweardy is also a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American College of Physicians. He was elected to membership in the Association of American Physicians and the American Clinical and Climatological Association.

was named to the board of directors of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

Glickman is a former secretary of agriculture and a nine-term congressman, and is the current executive director of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program. … Continue reading 40-35 The Cancer Letter In Brief

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